As has been anticipated, representatives of the World Jewish Congress are condemning the arrest of Vladimir Gusinski, the congress’s vice-president, by the Spanish police. Surely, they could not have behaved differently. Alan Steinbek, the WJC executive director, thinks such acts are nothing other than the Putin administration’s attempt to keep on persecuting the Russian businessman. “We are very much concerned by the continued unfair treatment by the Russian authorities of the leader of the Russian Jewish community and the defender of the freedom of the media,” Mr. Steinbek said. Unfortunately, he would not tell journalists what he thought of diverting money from the creditors.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.